Many religious leaders viewed President Donald Trump's executive order on religious freedom, which he signed in a White House Rose Garden ceremony May 4, as a step in the right direction.
Catholics by the thousands joined their bishops who lead the state's 15 dioceses at the Texas Capitol as one voice advocating for a number of issues as legislators met April 4.
Despite recent and repeated terrorist attacks against Egypt's minority Christian communities, Pope Francis will not cancel his visit to Egypt.
Fr. Tom Reese's essay looks at rural and blue-collar voters and the big-city billionaire they put into office. Will they now expect him to keep his promises?
Stronger collaboration among leading Catholic organizations is ahead as they address long-standing human needs and strive to ensure that the work of the church prospers.
With a president-elect who made campaign promises to form "deportation forces" and remove 11 million immigrants, many are facing 2017 with trepidation.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is establishing a working group charged with developing spiritual, pastoral and policy advocacy support for immigrants and refugees.
Choice for president will send a message about whether the episcopate "is sticking to its old playbook or is deciding for dramatic change," says one observer.
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Faith and Justice: The USCCB approved an amended version of "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship." I asked a number of theologians, what should the USCCB do next time?